Local doo-wop fans ready for Joe Nardone’s Holiday Doo-wop Extravaganza

WILKES-BARRE — Joe Nardone knows doo-wop, and this weekend another of his genre-centric shows will take over the F.M. Kirby Center. The show begins 7 p.m. Dec. 10, with The Skyliners, Larry Chance & The Earls, The Dubs, La La Brooks, Jimmy Gallagher and The Classic Sounds taking the stage and performing for doo-wop fans […]

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TruTV star Michael Carbonaro brings magic to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — During Michael Carbonaro’s hidden camera show “The Carbonaro Effect,” the magician makes objects disappear and reappear in front of an audience unaware of his occupation — at his live shows, Carbonaro admitted the crowd has “kind of got my number,” but he promised “Carbonaro-type” turns to keep audiences on their toes. On Dec. […]

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Friends, family discuss development of ‘Ink Master’ candidate Ryan Malarkey

Long before Ryan Ashley Malarkey was a finalist on Spike TV reality show “Ink Master,” she was a budding artist growing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Before she put herself under bright studio lights for the entire country to see, Malarkey was an outstanding art student, a resident artist in the world of fashion design, a […]

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Country star Martina McBride adds 2017 Wilkes-Barre date

WILKES-BARRE — Martina McBride has extended her current tour into the first half of 2017, and a March 11 engagement at F.M. Kirby Center is among the country star’s newest dates. Her newest album, “Reckless,” was released earlier this year and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. McBride, along with special […]

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Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are coming to Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy has opened the doors to sitcoms, Grammy nominations, game show hosting and more, but early next year the foremost expert on if you might be a redneck is returning to the stage with the sleeveless one himself, Larry the Cable Guy. Foxworthy and Larry will perform at 7:30 p.m. […]

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Country artist Kelsey Waldon comes to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center with Girls, Guns and Glory

WILKES-BARRE — Kelsey Waldon is a different voice from a different place. The Monkeys Eyebrow, Ky. native’s approach to roots country is at once a callback to the artists who inspired her and a modern evolution of the genre. The singer/songwriter will bring her live show to the F.M. Kirby Center For the Performing Arts […]

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WWII-era booklet highlighting home is reprinted by the Kingston Historical Society

KINGSTON — For World War II veteran Frank Steinberg, the Kingston Historical Society’s new project “brings back memories of two fine towns, Kingston and Forty Fort.” Steinberg, 91, received a copy of “News and Views of Kingston and Forty Fort” at a recent historical society meeting to put with his original version of the booklet, […]

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The Wizards of Winter brings holiday magic to Scranton’s Lackawanna College

SCRANTON — Holiday magic becomes tangible in different ways — parties, decorations, dinners, and gifts — but for families that prefer magic of the musical variety, there’s the holiday-themed progressive rock act The Wizards of Winter. At 8 p.m. Dec. 3, The Wizards of Winter will perform at Scranton’s The Theater at Lackawanna College. The […]

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No downward dogs here: Laughter yoga an upbeat exercise in fun, well-being

WILKES-BARRE — If conferences are meant to be formal informative gatherings, then why were a roomful of adult professionals walking around with their tongues out and hands up like lion claws, laughing at each other? It wasn’t insanity, it was laughter yoga. Jeannine Luby was introduced to laughter yoga — a practice that uses a […]

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Monroe dress for Kennedy birthday song sold for $4.8 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction. Julien’s Auctions says that the iconic, form-fitting gown was sold for $4.8 million Thursday night to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. […]

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